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AACONS Interviews Ronald Bailey and Jay Nordlinger

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

AACONS sits down with Ronald Bailey and Jay Nordlinger to discuss the news of the day

AACONS Interviews Ronald Bailey and Jay Nordlinger

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10/29/2015 at 8:45pm
Ronald Bailey is the author of Eco-Scam and the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and reason.com. His new book is entitled The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century. Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and the music critic of The New Criterion. He is…
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Paul Ryan Takes the Gavel

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

“We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean.”

Paul Ryan Takes the Gavel

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10/29/2015 at 7:00pm
It’s done: Paul Ryan is the new Speaker of the House: Let’s do this. #SpeakerRyan pic.twitter.com/DRFtRFnpt0— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 29, 2015 Ryan secured 236 votes for Speaker—far more than the 218 required to win on the first vote. Ryan’s only challenger, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), was easily defeated during an internal…
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The moral dilemmas of programming the self-driving car

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

Do you want to surrender to their decisions?

The moral dilemmas of programming the self-driving car

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10/29/2015 at 5:00pm
The moment I heard they were perfecting the self-driving car, it gave me very serious pause. Maybe that’s because in some essential way I don’t trust handing over the decision-making process to a machine, even though I don’t like driving all that much and even though the evidence is that self-driving cars…
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Florida GOP Trolls Hillary Clinton at Her Own Event, Using Her Own Supporters

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

Polls may say Clinton is dishonest but at least her supporters are honest about her accomplishments.

Florida GOP Trolls Hillary Clinton at Her Own Event, Using Her Own Supporters

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10/29/2015 at 3:15pm
When Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton had an event in South Florida earlier this month, he Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) sent a staffer armed with a video camera and a devastatingly damaging question: “Can you name her accomplishments?” On Wednesday, RPOF released a YouTube video showing Hillary supporters enthusiastically voicing their…
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India, Israel: Innovation drives diplomacy

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

Cooperation in technology and innovation bringing two nations closer together

India, Israel: Innovation drives diplomacy

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10/29/2015 at 1:30pm
India’s largest corporate house Reliance Industries has announced its plans to make big and long-term investments in Israel. Reliance Industries, a Fortune 500 Company owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, is the largest private sector company in India with a market capitalisation of well over $40 billion. Founded in 1966, Reliance Industries made its…
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Group dynamics at the debate

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

Uniting against the common enemy

Group dynamics at the debate

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10/29/2015 at 11:45am
It turns out that instead of a snoozefest, the third debate was fascinating. And it was all thanks to the incredibly clear anti-GOP bias of CNBC. What am I talking about? Group dynamics, that’s what. I’ve studied groups and I’ve run groups. Groups don’t happen just because you get…
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Trump Accuses Carson of Flip Flopping on Abortion

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

Pot, meet kettle

Trump Accuses Carson of Flip Flopping on Abortion

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10/29/2015 at 10:00am
I think it’s safe to say we’ve reached peak primary with this one. Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused fellow candidate Ben Carson of changing his position on abortion. The Washington Times reported: “You look at different things having to do with Ben and there’s a lot of contradiction and a lot of…
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What Was RNC Thinking in Selecting CNBC to host Debate?

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

What did they expect to happen?

What Was RNC Thinking in Selecting CNBC to host Debate?

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10/29/2015 at 8:30am
If you watched the CNBC Republican primary debate last night and the political analysis that followed on FOX News or any other center right outlet, you know what a disaster the event was. The moderators were so far left and openly combative that it was like watching a Republican debate moderated by…
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Legal Insurrection Reacts to the #CNBCGOPDebate

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2015

We have a lot of opinions, people…

Legal Insurrection Reacts to the #CNBCGOPDebate

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10/29/2015 at 7:00am
Trigger warning: hot takes! Give our analyses a look, then take it to the comments… Aleister: The CNBC Republican debate was a dumpster fire from beginning to end. John Harwood and the other moderators were openly hostile and argumentative to the candidates when they weren’t encouraging the candidates to fight among themselves. What a contrast…
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Who won the CNBC Debate? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

I missed the debate, so tell me.

Who won the CNBC Debate? (Reader Poll)

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10/28/2015 at 11:42pm
I missed almost the entire CNBC Debate, as I was at another event. Various Legal Insurrection authors who did watch will have their reactions and highlights first thing Thursday morning. So tell me, Who Won? For this poll there is a twist. You can pick up to three. Poll open until Noon (Pacific) on…
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LIVE REACTIONS: CNBC “Main Stage” GOP Debate

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

Focus on taxes, jobs, and the economy…this could be the Big One.

LIVE REACTIONS: CNBC “Main Stage” GOP Debate

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10/28/2015 at 7:56pm
Welcome to the main stage! Tonight’s debate will feature… Carly Fiorina Jeb Bush Donald Trump Chris Christie Ben Carson Marco Rubio Ted Cruz Rand Paul Mike Huckabee John Kasich CNBC, like Fox News, decided to put tonight’s debate behind the “cable news subscriber” paywall. If you pay for cable and are away from your TV, you can log in and watch here….
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uecneTWkoDE

Cornell basking in “Streisand Effect” after Watters’ World shutdown

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

Student newspaper calls it an “Embarrassment to Cornell”

Cornell basking in “Streisand Effect” after Watters’ World shutdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uecneTWkoDE
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10/28/2015 at 6:30pm
On Monday night, October 26, 2015, The O’Reilly Factor ran a Watters’ World segment with student-on-the-street interviews. The highlight of the segment was that Cornell shut down Jesse Watters on air during student interviews. Here is the segment. I predicted that Cornell would experience the Streisand Effect, which is: The Streisand effect is the…
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China Lashes Out at U.S. Navy Maneuvers in South China Sea

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

“Think again”

China Lashes Out at U.S. Navy Maneuvers in South China Sea

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10/28/2015 at 5:23pm
Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. Navy planned on sending a destroyer into disputed waters in the South China Sea. In the first of a series of missions, the USS Lassen would breach the 12-mile “buffer” zone around the man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago as a way…
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American Anthropological Association facing self-destructive BDS resolution

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

Anti-Israel academic boycott movement will damage academia long before it damages Israel.

American Anthropological Association facing self-destructive BDS resolution

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10/28/2015 at 3:40pm
Last year we highlighted a debate within the American Anthropological Association as to whether to boycott Israel, and how the anti-Israel activists had stacked the deck, Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association. That stacked deck recently resulted in a one-sided report calling for action against Israel, though a full…
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2016 Outlook: No Individual PPOs Available to Health Insurance Consumers in Houston

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

But you can have an HMO

2016 Outlook: No Individual PPOs Available to Health Insurance Consumers in Houston

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10/28/2015 at 1:30pm
Consumers living in the country’s fourth largest city will no longer be able to purchase an individual PPO. Market changes sparked by implantation of Obamacare are putting the squeeze on the self-employed and those who purchase health insurance outside of a large employer sponsored PPO. The Lone Star State’s largest PPO provider, Blue…
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How GOP Candidates are Preparing for Tonight’s Debate

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

Drinks, marriage, birthdays, prize fighters, and toilets

How GOP Candidates are Preparing for Tonight’s Debate

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10/28/2015 at 11:45am
Tonight, GOP Presidential contenders will duke it out on stage for the third time. How are the candidates preparing for this evening’s verbal sparring? Marco Rubio is checking stats. Rand Paul is practicing “Yo Momma” jokes. NBC News reports: Rand Paul thinks Donald Trump winning the GOP nod and inviting Paul to be on his…
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Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2015

Agenda-driven studies are skewing the campus sexual assault debate

Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

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10/28/2015 at 10:00am
For years, we have heard that that 1-in-4 or 1-in-5 college women are victims of rape or sexual assault. The studies behind the statistic tended to be agenda-driven and unscientific, but now according to hundreds of news stories, there’s a new, more comprehensive survey that confirms epidemic levels of sexual predati…
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